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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., NOVEMBER 15, 1SS7.
Issued semi-monthly by the IIr.srr.KiAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the Univeisity of Nebraska.
E. R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
ROY CODDING, ,'SS C. F. ANSLEY, '90
CORA E. WHITE, 'SS V. II. WAGNER, 'SS.
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ADVERTISING RATBSON AI'l'I.ICATION.
Address all communications to Tun Hksi'KRIAN, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
There should be enough cnlcrpiiiC in the institu
tion to produce an annual during the year. Let
some one with a moderate amount of public spirit
start the project.
Although we cannot definitely ascertain it to be
a fact we hear thatSenioi orations in chapel are done
away with and instead the orations are corrected by
the Professor of Rhetoric and privately rehearsed to
him, then delivered in society. We do not know of
a better plan and think that the students as a whole
will be satisfied with the arrangement.
Weather permitting, the foundations of our two
new buildings will be laid this year. We hope this
can be done and that with the first days of spring,
work will be resumed and carried rapidly forward.
We need very much the room that will thus be af
forded us and we trust that before the fall of '88 both
the Grant Memorial Hall and the Science and In
dustrial Hall will be completely equipped for use.
We notice that Chancellor Crsighton of the pros
pective Nebraska Wesleyan University intends to use
the U. of N. as a sample till he can raise the N. W.
U. above it. We are inclined to think our institu
tution will continue to serve as a model for many
We deem it our duty as theexponentofstudent wants
to speak of the fact that there is at present a lamen
table lack of drinking water in the University. The
only places where it is possible to obtain water are
the botanical laboratory, the steward's office and the
hydrant in the yard. The first named place is pro
vided with a tin cup; the others have no better ac
commodations than are afforded by the faucet and
nozzle respectively. To be sure some of the boys
would rather than not stand on their heads at the h) -drant,
but some of the young ladies seem to prefer to
do without water than to obtain it under such diffi
culties. More than this the city water is not excellent
drinking water. The recent analysis of it made in our
laboratory, shows that it contains decomposing or
ganic matter. We used to have an excellent well
and if this were only cleaned up ind provided-with
even the most primitive thirst-qvenching apparatus,
everyone would be satisfied. We hope there will be
no occasion to ask for this much needed accommo
The cry of The Hesperian, in times gone by,
was for more "college spirit." If we understand the
nature of this indefinite commodity, we have now
rather a superabundance. We suppose it is that state
of feeling which breaks forth in cane rushes and
pranks of the kind lately indulged in. The writer,
being a college boy and partaking in a great measure
of the aforesaid feeling, cannot, conscientiously, en
tirely denounce the occurrences of this term. But
we greatly fear that this spirit of mischief is going
too far and should be checked. There seems to be
developing among some of the students a feeling of
disregard for the rights of others and even for some
f the rules of common decency. A crowd of stu
dents, bent on fun, is very apt to become a mob bent
on mischief of a more or less evil character. Practi
cal joking is more than likely to be carried too far
and result in the injury of some one. But we should
consider not only the evil itself but the effect such ac-
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